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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Virus Genomic Epidemiology

University of Oxford - Department of Zoology

Location: Oxford
Salary: £32,236 to £35,211 p.a., Grade 7
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 19th August 2019
Closes: 18th September 2019
Job Ref: 142378

Mansfield Road

This is an exciting opportunity to join a team dedicated to tracking and predicting the transmission of infectious diseases by combining real-time genetic and epidemiological data. The postholder will report to Dr Nuno Faria, and will be based in the Infectious Disease Group in the Department of Zoology Mansfield Road, Oxford.

The postholder will join a team dedicated to the generation and analysis of new genomic data in real-time in various settings. They will work closely with the CADDE centre (Centre for Arbovirus Discovery, Diagnostic, Genomics and Epidemiology), an MRC-FAPESP partnership award between research and public health institutions in Brazil and the UK. The postholder will be responsible for generating and analysing virus genome sequence data using cutting edge portable and metagenomic sequencing approaches as well as state of the art bioinformatic tools, and for helping to establish real-time virus genomic surveillance projects in several locations in Brazil and beyond.

The postholder will also provide guidance/day-to-day supervision for DPhil/PhD/project students, and will be part of the Infectious Disease group in the Department of Zoology in Oxford. Members of the group study the dynamics of several human and animal pathogens, and the post will offer several opportunities for career development.

The successful candidate must hold a relevant PhD/DPhil (or be near to completion) with relevant research experience in the field of genomic surveillance of human and/or animal pathogens and/or cutting edge genomics and metagenomic approaches to the investigation of infectious diseases.

They must have a demonstrated record of scientific publication, familiarity with existing literature and have sufficient knowledge in the discipline to develop research projects and methodologies.

This is a full-time 2 year fixed-term post.

To apply for this role and for further details including the job description and selection criteria, please see the document below. You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 18 September 2019.

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